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2010 Advisory Panel
 
Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA

Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA, is Director of University Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has served as a delegate from the state of Missouri to ADA's House of Delegates (governing body) and is currently a Professional Issues Delegate for Community. She is immediate past chair of the American Heart Association - Missouri affiliate. Prior to her appointment at Washington University, Diekman was in private practice working with physicians, corporations and as an instructor at St. Louis' Fontbonne University. She is a former television nutrition reporter with St. Louis' NBC and FOX affiliates.

Diekman has received numerous honors, including the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from Fontbonne College, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award from the Missouri Dietetic Association, the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year - Missouri, and the Dr. Arthur Strauss Award from the American Heart Association - St. Louis.

Diekman earned her master's degree in education/counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a bachelor's degree in food and nutrition from Fontbonne College. She completed her dietetic internship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.